ISLAMABAD (Rahnuma): Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates had an “important role” to play in urging India to halt and reverse what he called its “illegal actions” in Indian-administered Kashmir.
The PM said this during a meeting with visiting dignitaries, the Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan.
The ministers met Khan in Islamabad and committed to defusing tensions between Pakistan and arch-rival India over the disputed Kashmir region.
“Both countries would remain engaged to help address the current challenges, defuse tensions, and promote an environment of peace and security,” the statement said.
“Both Saudi Arabia and the UAE have brotherly relations with Pakistan and friendly relations with India,” he said. “So they can have a lot of influence on India.”